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    someone has to rig a beater bike with ring clamps for yellow spray cans to be mounted out from the chainstay.

    make it a single speed conversion so the defunct downtube shifters can pull the can forward and thus activate the spray in a nice, controlled fashion!

    (or the oil slick for some spy-hunter action!)

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    The Bl's in Copenhagen are completely separate, with a parking buffer zone, AND their system of lights in places. The Star article I was reading even said the lane itself in some places is green LED lit at night to ward off drivers. To do that here would cost about as much the entirely of the Jarvis project. Imagine motorists being confronted with a bikes-only set of lights. *snikker* I'm still amazed how many see it as a war against cars and not a modern attempt to clean the air, alleviate congestion and generally make the city centre more functional overall. I still want to see a core tax for motorists....especially cars with single occupants.

    Having read many of the hate filled missives from motorists on the paper's site, you'd think it was a personal attack, as if we were coming to set fire to their cars in the middle of the night. There has to be motorists out there that don't fail to see the eventual benefit of all this. London's streets are supposedly sooooo much better since the congestion tax went ahead.

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    I don't get the hate. I mean there are not many cyclist on the road at all: I encounter two or three per day on my route. There is just something about driving a car that increases your stress. I've experienced it: waiting more than 10s for whatever the reason makes you nervous... it's as if time elongates. Take a deep breath, imagine the bike is your mom in a car who drives slowly, and pass it courteously. Besides you only need to use half a lane for the overtake.
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    I've heard horns go off a fraction of a second after the light turns green if the first driver isn't already moving forward.
    I still want lane positioning on our 4 laners in town to be addressed, the curb lane drivers,parkers and riders all get squeezed by cowardly rightist centre lane drivers. I had a curb lane driver move two feet to the right as he came up to and passed the streetcar this morning, from perfectly sharing to not even caring, b/c for some reason he felt threatened by a giant box of metal rolling right beside him, one that WAS NOT going to carve right. Oh the irony.

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    impatience by drivers and unpredictability by cyclists seem to be two of the biggest issues

    as usual, a few bad apples spoil the bunch, most cyclists who have been riding in the city for a decent amount of time know what they are doing and most drivers don't want to be responsible for killing someone just to get somewhere 2 seconds faster

    but when drivers have to deal with those bad cyclists here and there, and when cyclists have to deal with impatient/bad drivers here and there ... you think the worst about everyone and are defensive and vocal about it, especially for cyclists who have their lives on the line. And drivers have their own reasons with their anger brewing in heavy traffic.

    would be nice if everyone could get along, but i don't see it happening if we're sharing roads
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer View Post
    I've heard horns go off a fraction of a second after the light turns green if the first driver isn't already moving forward.
    I still want lane positioning on our 4 laners in town to be addressed, the curb lane drivers,parkers and riders all get squeezed by cowardly rightist centre lane drivers. I had a curb lane driver move two feet to the right as he came up to and passed the streetcar this morning, from perfectly sharing to not even caring, b/c for some reason he felt threatened by a giant box of metal rolling right beside him, one that WAS NOT going to carve right. Oh the irony.
    If you want to experience this to an offensive degree: Christie between Bloor & Harbord. I cannot understand how drivers fail to observe the lane on that stretch of road. They *always* drive into the bike lane, and its very, very dangerous for cyclists, because we get pinched between cars parked on our right and drivers entering our lane on the left. On that part of Christie, I usually take the lane.

    I don't ride with a bike computer anymore, but I would be curious to know how often I go over the limit and drivers behind me proceed to do the same due to lemming-brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kergin View Post
    If you want to experience this to an offensive degree: Christie between Bloor & Harbord.
    same with st. george/beverly, everyone turns on the bike lanes, makes no sense

    nice to have laws, and bike lanes, etc ... but none of this stuff is enforced

    instead of ticketing people on bikes during the bike safety blitz, they should be ticketing cars during the bike safety blitz

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    The thing that grabs me is all the complaints by motorists about cyclists, are , for the most part, exactly the same as ours of them. I had this lady this morning driving Queen East like it was an F1 course, down shifting and high engine revs, no signal lanes changes, intersection lanes changes, crossing solid line lane changes, less than a foot from the car in front...in the wet. I swear man she committed enough moving violations from Jones to Broadview to lose her license strictly based on points. At Pape one driver rolls her window down and is yelling at her, she just does the hard stare forward. THOSE are what we need off the road., and I bet she does this every damned day. But you have to shoot at someome from your car to get pulled over at rush hour.... if you can find a police car anywhere near rush hour... most are still at breakfast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer View Post
    The thing that grabs me is all the complaints by motorists about cyclists, are , for the most part, exactly the same as ours of them. I had this lady this morning driving Queen East like it was an F1 course, down shifting and high engine revs, no signal lanes changes, intersection lanes changes, crossing solid line lane changes, less than a foot from the car in front...in the wet. I swear man she committed enough moving violations from Jones to Broadview to lose her license strictly based on points. At Pape one driver rolls her window down and is yelling at her, she just does the hard stare forward. THOSE are what we need off the road., and I bet she does this every damned day. But you have to shoot at someome from your car to get pulled over at rush hour.... if you can find a police car anywhere near rush hour... most are still at breakfast.
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    so i finally got my refund from canada customs for some mislabeled bike parts

    except they sent me 2 cheques for the same amount, so i called and they said it was a computer mistake and they would send me an envelope to mail back to them, they send me an evelope without a stamp

    cheap *******s, it was their mistake

    don't actually care, just funny that they want me to spend money to send them back their money
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    Include an invoice for shipping and handling and request payment within 30 days. See what they do.
    I rode CanadaWide for Cancer in 2006! I rode 6850km and raised over $110 000 for kids with cancer. Check out the journal at: http://www.cyclingforcancer.ca

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    Quote Originally Posted by iherald View Post
    Include an invoice for shipping and handling and request payment within 30 days. See what they do.
    Opportunity costs says this is more than price of a stamp.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    $15.00 plus GST seems reasonable to me
    I rode CanadaWide for Cancer in 2006! I rode 6850km and raised over $110 000 for kids with cancer. Check out the journal at: http://www.cyclingforcancer.ca

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    Careful with the chain stuff. My friend had his stolen even with it on. Might be better just to QR the post/seat and take it in with you.
    Even though my own supreme carelessness got my brooks stolen, I will never ever walk with a seat on a greasy post.

    See you guys at the Crit!

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    Anyone know of any shops carrying a good front rack that'll hold a lot of weight in this city? Something like a CETMA that won't take three months to arrive would be rad, I'm gonna turn my winter bike into a winter/cargo bike for groceries and hauling **** across the city.


    EDIT: Oh and also if anyone knows a shop that sells trainers that'd be helpful too
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    Best race to watch of the year and not a single word about it here.

    You are all pathetic.

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    Good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newb242 View Post
    Best race to watch of the year and not a single word about it here.

    You are all pathetic.
    I was fixing my bike that got all jacked up over the winter.

    I hate me too though, so it's all good.






    pssst, what race are we talking about?
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    The crit has been talked about in here and the old thread, the giro has been talked about but not worth spoiling every day.

    So there must be some awesome super secret awesome race to watch that only he knows about and we are all pathetic.
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    I love being pathetic!

    I have to bail early for dinner, but I'll be stopping by fo' sho'.

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    Regarding troll-boy: User Control Panel > Edit ignore list > type "newb242" > Save changes

    Anyway, I'll see you all at the race tomorrow. I'm planning on heading for the tail-end of the 6pm race and sticking around to see the beginning of the 7:30 race. Sara's feeling under the weather so I want to get back home fairly early and make sure she isn't laid out on the kitchen floor, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerdsgirth View Post
    Even though my own supreme carelessness got my brooks stolen, I will never ever walk with a seat on a greasy post.

    See you guys at the Crit!
    WTf
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    Quote Originally Posted by shapelike View Post
    Regarding troll-boy: User Control Panel > Edit ignore list > type "newb242" > Save changes

    Anyway, I'll see you all at the race tomorrow. I'm planning on heading for the tail-end of the 6pm race and sticking around to see the beginning of the 7:30 race. Sara's feeling under the weather so I want to get back home fairly early and make sure she isn't laid out on the kitchen floor, etc.
    This newb is obviously another incarnation of ewitz. I for one am looking forward to battling out on the i nternetz with noob trolls like him

    Especially one that rides ******bag bikes like specialized allez. K thx bai.

    Also

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    This newb is obviously another incarnation of ewitz. I for one am looking forward to battling out on the i nternetz with noob trolls like him

    Especially one that rides ******bag bikes like specialized allez. K thx bai.
    Oh you!

    PS, is there anyone here doing the Ride for Heart and possibly the 75k? I can't remember who said what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flimflam View Post
    Oh you!

    PS, is there anyone here doing the Ride for Heart and possibly the 75k? I can't remember who said what.
    ok
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